Town Band promises variety

IF THE wet and wintry June weather is getting you down, why not cheer yourself up one with of the highlights of Montrose’s music calendar - Montrose Town Band’s annual concert.

Under the inspiring direction of bandmaster Jim Easton, the concert will start in Montrose Academy hall at 7.30pm on Friday with a traditional piece, ‘March of the Cobblers’.

The band is delighted to welcome Joe Wishart as guest compere for the night, and will introduce a variety of popular and classical numbers to suit all musical tastes ranging from ‘Beethoven’s Romance’, ‘The Ashokan Farewell’ and ’The Floral Dance’ to ‘The Rose’, ’Everything I Do (I do it for you)’, ’One Voice’, ’New York New York’ and ‘Take that Look off your Face’.

Other pieces will include ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’, ‘Borderland’, ’Alle Fugler Sma,’ Vangelis’ ‘Conquest of Paradise’ and a Scots Waltz medley.

As well as the whole band on stage, there will be solos by Helen Webster on cornet, Gillian Dempster on horn and Karen Easton on flugel.

Band members range in ages from as young as eight to teenagers and adults, and a concert highlight will be the appearance of the youngest members, the Brass Buttons, followed by the teenage band members, Big Shiny Brass.

The concert’s programme will finish with a performance of the rousing Scottish tune ‘Hootenany’.

Coffee, tea and a sumptuous selection of home baking will be available during the interval, and the annual presentation of playing awards will also take place during the concert.

As always, a tuneful and highly entertaining evening is guaranteed for everyone attending.